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New Long Term Stable Initiative (LTSI) Linux Kernel Released

 

TuxLTSI Kernel Maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman has released the latest version of LTSI Kernel (3.0.79-LTSI and 3.4.46-LTSI) on May 21.

The followings are the changes that have been merged for each release.

3.0.79-LTSI

• Update to 3.0.79 kernel release

• New kzm9g board-specific patches

• Updated documentation

3.4.46-LTSI

• Update to 3.4.46

• Updated documentation

• af_bus Kconfig dependancy fixed

• armadillo800 patches added

• Clock bugfix

• USB gadget fixes

• lttng bugfixes

• shmobile fixes

• marzen i2c and sata support added

• arm smp updates

• irqchip patches added

With these releases, a large amount of upstream bug/security fixes have been applied (1,368 with 3.0,79-LTSI; 944 with 3.4.46-LTSI). This should result in a dramatic reduction of in-house maintenance costs for the companies who use LTSI Kernel.

In addition to the back port of bug/security fixes, LTSI has many patch collections now that are not merged and can be very useful and easy to apply to products.

A couple resources that can be helpful when applying these patches to your products:

LTSI Patch Collection

How to adopt LTSI Kernel to your products: https://events.linuxfoundation.org/images/stories/slides/elc2013_munakata.pdf

The new version of LTS (hence LTSI) kernel version is expected to be selected within a few months, followed shortly after by the the opening of the merge window of the new LTSI Kernel.

If any of your organizations would like your patches to be merged into the latest LTS (and LTSI) Kernel, please look for the new announcement in a few months or so.

Also, the 3.4 series will be maintained for another year. If you wish to merge your patches to 3.4, we always welcome you codes.

If there is anything we can help you, please contact us!

 

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